Katherine Baer

Katherine Baer

Ms. Baer is Assistant Director in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.  She has worked in the tax field for 34 years. Currently she manages the division in FAD which provides technical assistance in tax and customs administration to more than 80 IMF member countries in the Western Hemisphere and Sub-Saharan Africa. During her career at the IMF she has helped design and implement tax and customs reforms in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean, including in crisis countries. She has worked at the World Bank, where she began working on public finance reforms in Latin America, at the U.S. Treasury, where her focus was on tax policy reforms and tax compliance issues, and in the Mexican Tax Administration, where she directed the tax gap studies and helped design and implement a customs reform program. Ms. Baer has a number of publications in the field of tax administration and holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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